Friday, May 31, 2013

Fab Friday is Back!

Author PhotoIt’s been a few weeks since the last Fab Friday. A lot has happened since then. Well, actually, Google I/O happened. Plus we launched a visual refresh of the Google Maps JavaScript API v3. And we announced that over a million sites are now using the Google Maps API. And we had updates to both the Google Maps Android API v2 and the Google Maps SDK for iOS. Wow, a lot really has happened.

Right now, over on Google+ we’re doing a series of video highlights from Google I/O. Every day we’re posting a new video. Currently we’re running the Google I/O 2013 Google Maps Mobile playlist.

We've also recorded a couple more Google Maps Developers Live videos since I/O. Last week, Josh Livni presented a Google Maps Shortcut on The Maps API Visual Refresh.


And this week, Brendan Kenny did a Maps Garage episode on Exploring Map Data with Crossfilter, where he demonstrates how to use a Google Map as a type of Crossfilter view, so that selections within histograms or graphs influence what is drawn on the map, while interactions with the map drive what is drawn in the other views.


That’s it for this week, have a great weekend and happy mapping!

Posted by Mano Marks, Maps Developer Relations Team